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San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu

Linda Chu

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, get all the information and the latest updates, tips, and tricks from Kapalua Real Estate Services - your professional San Jose Real Estate Agents.

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San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Apr 10, 2017 Linda Chu
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The capital gains tax and property taxes both have a large impact on real estate transactions. Here’s what you need to know about them. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. When it comes to a real estate transaction, there are two major types of taxes you need to know about: the capital gains tax and property taxes. A capital gains tax is levied on the profit you receive from selling a property, while property taxes are based on...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Mar 13, 2017 Linda Chu
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Today I’ll go over how you can determine the value of your home in today’s market. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. How do you determine value in real estate? The first thing we do to determine the value of your home is compare the features and benefits of your property with the features and benefits of similar homes that are currently on the market or have recently sold. For example, does your home feature a popular floor...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Feb 9, 2017 Linda Chu
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Why do some real estate transactions fall apart? There are many factors in the real estate process, but there are three main ones that cause transactions to fail. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. Sometimes, real estate transactions can fall apart. It’s unfortunate, but it happens. One of the biggest things you have to understand is that your agent’s job is to make the process as seamless as possible. When nothing goes...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Jan 26, 2017 Linda Chu
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You can sell faster and for more money than your neighbor. Here’s how. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. How can you sell your home faster and for more money than any other homes in your neighborhood? I’ve got four tips to share with you today that will help you do just that: 1. Landscaping and curb appeal. It’s important to update your landscaping, and curb appeal is huge. If buyers don’t like the outside of the home,...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Dec 13, 2016 Linda Chu
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When beginning a home search, you wanna narrow down what you’re looking for. Here are six things to determine before buying. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. Before you buy a home, there are a number of questions you should answer about the type of home you want to buy and where you want to buy it. Here are the riddles we recommend you solve first: 1. The neighborhood and surrounding area. What kind of place do you want to...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Nov 28, 2016 Linda Chu
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When selling your house, there are a number of ways you can save money during the process. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. If you're selling your home, there are a number of ways you can save money before the sale. One trend we see a lot now is buyers really scrutinizing homes during the inspection period. Sellers can save time and money by hiring an inspector of their own before selling. We call this a pre-inspection. This...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Nov 10, 2016 Linda Chu
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In this hot seller’s market, writing a personal letter to the seller with your offer is a nice touch. However, here’s how you can take it a step further. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. The Bay Area market is extremely hot for sellers right now, and as a home buyer, you may face more competition for a home now than you may have in the past. What can you do to make your offer stand out and win the home you want? Many...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Oct 28, 2016 Linda Chu
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If you're in the process of  looking for your next home, these are the things that you should keep an eye on at each house you consider. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. If you're purchasing a home, there are three main things you should look for: 1. Foundation issues. If you're walking around the house and you see large cracks in the wall, the foundation may have issues that you need to repair. Common signs of foundation...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Oct 17, 2016 Linda Chu
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Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. A lot of homeowners have been making the decision to refinance. We wanted to explain the process in a little more detail today so you can determine if it’s the right move for you. First of all, there are three important factors to consider that may affect your interest rate. They are your income, assets, and credit. If any of these factors change over time, you may be able to get a better...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Oct 17, 2016 Linda Chu
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Did you know that it's actually the smaller changes to your home that will earn you the most money in resale value? Things like a new front door can actually provide a return of more than 100%. Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. There are many small improvements you can make to your home that will improve its resale value. Large-scale fixes and upgrades are unlikely to return their full cost to you when you sell your home. If...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Sep 2, 2016 Linda Chu
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If you’re thinking about purchasing an investment property, it’s smart to do some deal analysis first. How do you analyze an investment property deal? There are three factors in deal analysis that you need to be familiar with: the GRM, or gross rent multiplier, the cap rate, which is the rate of return on the sale price, and ROI, which is your return on investment. To show you how to calculate each of these important factors when analyzing a deal, I’ll use one of my clients’ recent...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Aug 18, 2016 Linda Chu
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If you’re looking to sell your home for the highest amount of money possible, you may be wondering which improvements will make the most difference in offer price. Today I’d like to share five improvements you must make to your home in order to sell it for top dollar: 1. Work on the landscaping. Weeds, dead plants and overgrown grass can negatively impact your curb appeal and potentially cost you a sale. Your lawn is going to be the first thing that potential buyers see when walking into...
San Jose Real Estate Podcast with Linda Chu
Aug 4, 2016 Linda Chu
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Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. Today I want to talk to you about buyer strategy. Because the market is strong right now, buyers often find themselves in multiple offer situations. What can you do as a buyer to make yourself stand out? Here are three important courses of action you can take: 1.    Get your loan pre-approved. This will give you a clearer picture of your buying power. 2.    Position yourself as a cash...